Why Choose An Air Mattress?

An air mattress may look vaguely like a spring mattress, but looks are deceiving: the difference lies inside the mattresses. You feel it at bedtime when you lie in your bed. You could be tossing around trying to find that perfect spot, or you could be lying in your bed and finding the perfect spot at every turn. Differing from an air mattress, average spring mattresses have a support network formed by interconnected springs. These springs are made of solid metal with minimal flexibility. Springs are not capable of providing efficient support, only …

Why Use Water Filters For Your RV?

Are you 100% sure that the water you drink is potable and safe, and does not contain harmful substances? No one who uses water on the road can answer this question for certain, except of course if they have devised a method to purify their water supply.

The United States Drinking Water Act provides for reports on the quality of water in a certain area every year. These reports can be helpful in determining the current status of an area’s water system. However, most cities actually comply with the federal rules on water …

Dangerous Animals When Traveling

Unless the entire vacation is going to be spent locked in the RV, chances are, your family is going to encounter some local wildlife.  Fortunately, the vast majority of wildlife is harmless.

The most dangerous animal in the world, statistically speaking, is the mosquito.  Most breeds of mosquito come out at dusk and remain active throughout the night.  Mosquitos can spread encephalitis, deng fever, and most commonly, malaria.  When travelling in areas with lots of mosquitos, make sure to use a good repellant (test it first for allergic reactions), loose clothing, and netting …

Buying a Travel Solar Charger for Your Next Trip?

A travel solar charger is a great purchase for anyone who likes to travel. This portable energy device is easy to use and runs off of the sun’s energy. A portable charger does not need any international voltage adapters because it never needs to be plugged into electricity. You will not have to worry about what adapter is used in the country you are going to; just bring your solar charger with you.

Portable energy has long been talked about among fanatical energy conservatists. It no longer is only for those people who …

Big Savings on Gas While you Travel!

Gas prices are soaring! This has resulted in elevated travel expenses. If you travel by car, YOU have some control over the costs.

Here are some ways to save money on gas:

* Switch to synthetic motor oil. It reduces engine friction and may make your car a little less ravenous at the gas station. (There are brands available claiming 5%-20% increases in fuel economy.)

* Use the manufacturer’s recommended grade of oil. Manufacturer specs are based on what is best for your specific vehicle.

* Buy gas with the recommended octane rating.

Be Part of a Big Traveling Nurses Association

With the ever growing popularity of travel nursing, some are confused on what really is the job of traveling nurses. So what is travel nursing anyway? Well, in its simplest form, travel nursing refers to providing nursing services for a short term assignments to medical facilities that lack nurses.

With the shortage of nurses across the country, various hospitals and medical centers have introduced this alternative way that will answer the shortage issues. The assignments of traveling nurses are made through agencies that specialize in travel nursing.

The agency normally provides the nurse …

Traveling by RV: The Importance of Mapping Out Your Route

Have you recently decided that you would like to take a trip, namely a trip where you will be traveling by RV? If you have, you have a number of important decisions to make, such as, you will have to make important decisions involving an intended travel route. In fact, mapping out your planned route is an important component of having a safe and successful trip.

As nice as it is to hear that you should map out your intended travel route well in advance of your trip, you may be looking for …

RVs Getting More Popular


After the nomad lifestyle and covered wagons made history centuries ago, more recently, it became associated with the hippy lifestyle. Nowadays the “caravan” is having a surprising recovery.

Knights used the covered wagons in the Crusades, and the people who afforded to have one used it as means for moving around freely. The conquest of Wild West is probably the one who made the covered wagon famous. What would it have been like to cross the Rocky Mountains without the covered wagons? The alternative was a cold draughty ride on a horse, …

RV Holidays – Travel and Freedom


If you like to travel, but enjoy even more the feeling of freedom, the solution is obvious: an RV. Long ago travelling by trailer meant giving up your comfort, nowadays this is not an issue. The ‘home on wheels’ gives you the wonderful feeling of freedom and security unique as well as all the comfort you need.

The desire for freedom, the atmosphere associated with the tailer hitched up to the back of the truck, and the smell of food cooked in the warm air of a beach campsite, are the elements …

Camping Furniture You Should Have For Your Next Trip


Camping conjures up images of campfires, tents, sleeping bags and generally roughing it. However, now there are so many pieces of furniture available for use in camping, you can deck out your campsite to look almost as good as your home. There are lounge chairs available, ottomans, tables and lamps to recreate a living area around a campfire. Portable kitchen areas will provide preparation areas and grills for a versatile dining experience. Your tent no longer has to consist of a sleeping bag on the hard ground but can include beds, tables …

11 Things to Leave Behind When You Hit the Road

You may be dreaming of a new start, a lifestyle less encumbered and weighed down, both physically, and metaphorically. Here is a list to help get you started on the road to your RV future…

1. Winter Coat: Unless you are RVing in the north during winter, you won’t need a …

A Place For Everything In Your RV Home

Are there homeless items living in your home? If you’re like most families, you have countless bits and pieces lacking designated spaces, so the homeless items are left lying on the nearest shelf or countertop.

After awhile all the little items without a home begin to accumulate, causing clutter and chaos in your household. Without a specific place for everything, your level of discomfort may increase because when you need one of these floating items you will not know exactly where to go to find it. Talk about stressful!

How do you …

A Guide To Portable Air Compressors


Portable air compressors vary in size and power level. A few different types are available, depending on the way you will be using it. Check the power requirements of your tools, and the recomended psi for your tires, and purchase a model that is sufficient to run your strongest tool. Always choose slightly more power than you think you will need to be sure it will be enough for every job.

Regardless of the type you purchase, it’s important to follow the proper safety precautions. Always wear safety goggles when operating equipment …

12 Tips To Remove Stains


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It’s not uncommon to spill something, in fact it’s just a fact of life. It’s going to happen sooner or later. But not to worry. Here are 12 tips to remove stains. In fact sometimes you can wipe away the stain without a commercial grade cleaner.

1. Be fast
If you are very quick you may be able to blot away the stain before it even has a chance to set. Grab a white absorbent cloth or tissue and use the four basic steps to remove …

6 Tips to Stop Mold Growing in Your RV


It is normal to find mold spores in a homes indoor air and surfaces such as clothes, walls, and furniture. Most of the time mold spores found indoors are from outside sources. Regular housekeeping cleaning helps keep mold levels low. Cleaning small areas of visible mold, like the mold around your shower, is obligatory to maintain sanitary conditions.

When you should be more concerned is when your home has a large-scale of active mold growing. Such problems are most likely to happen when there’s been an on-going water leak, flood, or excessively …

Events Perfect for Traveling By RV


Do you love your RV? When you travel by RV, where do you go? What do you like to see and do? If you are like many other motor home lovers, there is a good chance that you use your motor home to travel on vacation, or to visit friends or relatives. Many use their RVs to travel to visit friends and family, and of course, this is a great way to RV, but have you thought about a number of other events that are perfect for your motorhome? In fact, many …

Five Tips for Traveling By RV

Are you planning an RV trip? If you are, and if this is your first time doing so, you may need some guidance. Traveling with your RV for the first time can be fun and exciting, but it can also be stressful. These five helpful tips are ideal for first time motor home or trailer travelers.

1 – Map Out Your Route Ahead of Time

Deciding where you want to go with your RV is very important! Of course, you can change your mind, or make side trips along the way, but you …

5 Tips for Renting an RV

Are you planning a cross-country trip to see the United States for yourself? Or are you planning a family road trip to visit family and friends? If you are, you may want to consider traveling by motorhome. There are a numerous benefits to traveling in a motor home; these benefits include cost, and having the comforts of home.

Although there are many benefits to traveling by RV, especially when traveling long distances with a large family, many have doubts and misgivings about doing so. One of the biggest concerns is the cost of …

Our Little Used Trailer: A Few Potholes Starting Out.

Our_Little_TrailerAn Article By: Matthew O’Keefe from www.SprinkleGoodness.com

What do you need to travel the country and be comfortable? The thought of traveling and seeing all the wonderful sites and landmarks, and doing some digital photography, is very tempting. It is much more achievable for people these days. When my wife and I are out on the highway very few drives pass without seeing at least one traveler in their RV, Motor Home, or pulling their 5th Wheel, or trailer.

We have a used travel trailer ourselves. We searched and considered many options before …

How Much Does Living Fulltime in an RV Cost?

My Rig

Everyone wants to know, “How much does it cost?” They want to see a detailed chart, breaking down every little expense, as if every RVer is living the same life, and as if food and gas prices aren’t ever increasing. So, I’m not doing a break down chart!

If you have credit card debt, that will remain the same. You will still spend the same amount on food. If you financed your RV, you can count that as rent or a mortgage, as well as any camping fees you might incur. But, even …